Skip to main content

Woody Woodpecker in Pantry Panic

Movies Preview

Woody Woodpecker in Pantry Panic

Weatherby Groundhog predicts a cold winter and advises all the birds to fly south. But Woody Woodpecker decides to stay, and nearly starves. Animation by Alex Lovy and Lester Kline, story by Ben Hardaway and L.E. Elliott, music by Darrell Calker.

Run time 7:00
Production Company Universal Studios & Walter Lantz Productions


Reviewer: indianacarnie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2013
Subject: Yay!
This is and has been a favorite of mine. Not a huge Woody fan but like the older ones like this by far the best. And this is a treat! Decent copy, great story and animation. Sit back and laugh!
Reviewer: muskratbill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2013
Subject: Woody's looks
I didn't remember that Woody was a green-eyed redhead! I like they way he was drawn in the early films. That goes for most other animated characters as well such as Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Porky Pig, Casper the Friendly Ghost etc. As time goes on they loose some of that raw edge seen in the early efforts. Some of their personality seems to get lost in this process as well I think.
Reviewer: Victor Von Psychotron - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2012
Subject: Odd
I too wish there were more Woody Woodpecker films available.

This one is fun, but Woody's voice changes at the end. It doesn't sound like him at all.
Reviewer: galaxiehoon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2011
Subject: thanks
Reviewer: bandit2005 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2011
Subject: only woody cartoon thats pd
i cant figure out why this is the only woody woodpecker cartoon thats pd,kind of like the one mighty mouse cartoon called wolf is a good one though,kind of a take on the story about the grasshopper and the ant.
Reviewer: splue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2011
Subject: that is not pantry panic
my kitteh will confirm this/ ran out of food
Reviewer: djskein - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2011
Subject: Animated classic
Oh man, I remember having this on an old video tape when I was only 5 or 6 and watching it over 100 times. I haven't seen it in so many years so I'm glad it's in the public domain where everyone can enjoy it. Extremely funny and witty, my favourite part is where Woody is laughing at Death in the face.
Reviewer: Onimusha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2008
Subject: Classic
You can never tire of a good cartoon!
Reviewer: woodyimmy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2008
Subject: woody sound
I can make the woody voice. :)
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2008
Subject: Fantastic!!
I love this cartoon, It's cute, funny, with great animation. I love the ending, It's predicable but brilliant. Worth Downloading!
Reviewer: flapfrog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2007
Subject: good cartoon
classic! poooooolki is a loser
Reviewer: pooooolki - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2007
Subject: The hero of your childhood?
Man, what a loser yo are.
Reviewer: jumblebunny - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2007
Subject: oh boy, feline fricassee!
loved it, i'm glad to see this stuff is on dvd.
Reviewer: WeeeDoor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2007
Subject: W W
Woody Woodpecker was the hero of my childhood! Thanks a lot for this!
Reviewer: Travis1960 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2007
Subject: Woody!
Good toon!
Reviewer: Furbish Lousewort, Ph.D - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2007
Subject: Early Woody, Screwier Than He Was Later On
Pretty funny, but it's exactly the same premise as Tex Avery's "What's Buzzin' Buzzard," which is a much snappier, faster-paced (and more violent!) cartoon. The plot setup in this one takes much too long.

The difference between Alex Lovy and Tex Avery is the difference between talent and genius, that's all.
Reviewer: fam82000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2006
Subject: In response to harperskins
Cartoon Carnival is the name of the video, made by Candy Video in 1987. I have the vhs tape that I bought for my kids back in the 80,s. It's still in great shape except for the very beginning which is a little messed up, but its only about the first minute. Hope this makes your day :)
Reviewer: harperskins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2006
Subject: Woody Wood Pecker Cartoon
Yeah! I used to watch this cartoon all the time when I was a kid and I have been looking for it for ever. So is the name Pantry Panic of this cartoon?

Also, if anyone else knows..this cartoon was a complation video tape with a bunch of really great old, crazy and bizarre cartoons.

It had the old lady in a shoe (black and white), a cartoon about a hunter and his dog and the rabbit keeps them up all night and a cartoon about a duck who wants to go sailing like his father did and the ship wrecks...

I know this probably isn't rining a bell with any one, but if it does and you remeber the name of that VHS with all these cartoons that would just make my day..
Reviewer: Bill T. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2006
Subject: Ha Ha Cartoon Violence is so amusing!
When Woody (Woodpecker, in case you didnÃÂt know) fails to heed the advice of the groundhoug that winter is fast approaching, he finds himself in a heap of trouble! Especially when a windstorm sucks up all his food! Then a cat comes along, and Woody realizes his food troubles are over! Problem is, cat thinks the same too.
This is a great cartoon as itÃÂs GOOD AND VIOLENT! Lots of knives. And whatnot are thrown, and the ending is somewhat unexpected (something is killed off screen). Not for someone with a fear of sharp implements.
Reviewer: samrees - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2006
Subject: a little bit sick though
mmmm,,,,,,, great to see Woody,
but its a pretty nasty story...just lots of characters wanting to eat each other basically! particularly memorable action sequences, the voice of the cat was super. not the best
Reviewer: maggy49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2005
Subject: Woody The Woodpecker
Write review for Woody Woodpecker in Pantry Panic
Reviewer: John-boy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2005
Subject: All time favorite WW cartoon.
This cartoon was made long before political correctness came about and as a result, is genuinely funny to the point of making my sides ache. This was my favorite cartoon as a child and it's good to see it available on the internet. An absolute masterpiece.
Reviewer: Gman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2005
Subject: One of the funnier Woody Woodpeckers
...However it's about three-quarters of the way through when Woody's predator shows up. As good a Lantz Cartoon this is, it only pronounces the superiority of other studios like MGM's and WB's cartoons. They could made the whole cartoon about Woody and the cat trying to eat other(not just the last quarter)...and successively top each gag, too.

I loved Hunger(smoking a cigar!) and When Woody says "Cat .....Fish!".'s funny stuff.
Reviewer: Wilford B. Wolf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2005
Subject: Turn the tables
Great early Woody Woodpecker short from c. 1940 featuring the early elongated and more zany Woody. Alex Lovy, who would later work for Hanna-Barbera, seems to be taking his cues from Tex Avery in this zany reversal.

Woody is warned that winter is coming, but brazenly ignores the warning. After all of his food taken by a cyclone, a cat comes to town to eat Woody. But, Woody begins chasing the cat to eat him instead. Some very good fourth-wall breaking and some visual puns are in this short. Woody also gets in his trademark laugh. Overall, one of the better Woody shorts, and a fine example of what Walter Lantz Studios could do.
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
Mendocino Coast Television (MCTV)
by Walter Lanz
eye 3,108
favorite 1
comment 0
Animation Shorts
eye 1,485
favorite 1
comment 0
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
eye 728,009
favorite 32
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
eye 568,008
favorite 17
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
eye 227,582
favorite 26
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Daisy Books for the Print Disabled
by walter lantz
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Sportsmen; Mel Blanc And His Original Woody Woodpecker Voice; George Tibbles; Ramey Idriss
eye 73
favorite 0
comment 0
Source: 78
Animation Shorts
eye 50,164
favorite 11
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
eye 96,451
favorite 33
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Videogame Previews
eye 2,991
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )